FEW’s community service activities enable FEW members to explore and utilize their skills for the benefit of others. We organize, support and facilitate community and charitable activities in Tokyo.
FEW Community Service focuses on four key areas
1. Promotion of volunteering and community engagement programs.
2. Awareness raising of key issues both locally and internationally
3. Supporting and raising money for nonprofit organizations
4. Peer Mentorship
To help facilitate this work, FEW has been publishing a Community Services Directory since 1995 where those who are interested in volunteering in the Tokyo Area can find plenty of information. Its latest edition (PDF), published in 2011, contains more than 80 organizations that welcome volunteer help.
FEW’s Community Service Directory has information on organizations, but here we offer some volunteering tips for those of you just getting started. Also be sure to check out our Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer.
2017-2018 Community Service Features
FEW is pleased to feature one NPO, NGO or other charitable organization on a monthly basis to bring awareness to their respective causes, including volunteering opportunities and how you can get involved.
October – Run for the Cure
November – Second Harvest Japan
December – Place to Grow
January – Human Rights Now
February – Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre
March – Five Tokyo-Based Organizations That Fight For or Empower Women
April – TELL
May – APRICOT
June – BAAMBOO
July – Japan Association for Refugees (JAR)
Mentoring Moments Dinner & Brunch Series
FEW Mentoring Moments Senpai Dinners and Brunches are part of a series exclusively for FEW members to ask questions to our FEW member experts regarding featured personal and professional topics. The event takes place every other month of the FEW year and provides FEW member mentors (“Senpai”) with the opportunity to share their knowledge or expertise in a given area with fellow members as a way of giving back to the community.
Stay tuned for details of upcoming mentoring moments events.